Free classes @ EC Cape Town

The reception area at EC Cape Town

EC language school has always made a point of offering our students a variety of free activities to extend their learning and provide more ways to practise their language abilities.  When you arrive at EC, you have already booked a course but you will also be offered a free social programme and language workshops/classes which you are able to attend.  The English school in Cape Town is no different. At our school you are able to hike up Table Mountain in a few different ways, play soccer and volunteer your time as part of the Rainbow Dreamers project.

The Rainbow Dreamers project at EC Cape Town offers students a unique opportunity to volunteer their time and energy

EC Cape Town also offers you a free class EVERY day – from extra grammar, reading and pronunciation classes to writing, listening and speaking sessions. We are committed to giving our students the best advantage to learn and immerse themselves in this new language.

EC Cape Town offers free classes EVERY day

Normally, free classes are offered once a day but during the peak season (summer) we have a large volume of students and so free classes are offered twice a day as the school adopts a double banking system. Double banking basically means students have General classes at two separate times of the day, one group (or bank) starts their lessons in the morning and one group (or bank) starts in the afternoon. Elective classes remain the same for all students (12.30 – 14.00). So that means Intensive students in the morning group (bank) finish at 14.00 and those who are in the afternoon group (bank) will end their day at 17.30. Students who only have 20 hours a week will finish at 11.45 (morning group) or will start at 14.15 (afternoon group)

The student's computer area at EC Cape Town

To ensure ALL students have the benefit of free classes, EC Cape Town will be offering free classes thrice a day. Students who have Elective classes during the morning ‘bank’ can join a free class at 14.30 or those that start at 12.30 (afternoon ‘bank’) can have a free class at 11.00. Students who do not have Elective classes can have classes at 13.00 as we always do. We hope in this way ALL our students feel they have the opportunity to get more out of their experience at EC Cape Town.

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